All Keynes College Flats are en-suite with a spacious, modern kitchen, shared between flatmates, which is great for cooking and socialising. Keynes Houses are situated on central campus, in close proximity to a range of services including Dolche Vita, K-bar, the Co-Op shop, and the medical centre.

Key facts 2024/25

  • 349 standard bedrooms
  • 96 extra large rooms
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Room in a flat £9,211.01 pa (£236.18 per week
  • Extra large room in a flat £10,051.86 pa (£257.74 per week)

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Self-catered accommodation

Students living in Keynes Flats share a spacious kitchen with seven other people. The kitchens are modern and perfect for people that enjoy cooking. The bedrooms are all en-suite rooms and students can apply for standard or extra-large* rooms.

Accommodation costs include gas, heating, electricity water, internet, personal contents insurance and a premium sports membership. 

*All extra-large en-suite rooms have a 22” TV with Freeview (including TV licence).

Keynes College - the one with the ducks

Keynes College - the one with the ducks

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Applying for accommodation

Accommodation is available from September to June, 39 weeks and includes winter and spring vacations. Residents may stay in their rooms during these vacation periods. 

You can apply for a room using our online application portal from mid-January to 30 June for a guaranteed offer for applicable students, although our application pages are open after this date too.  

Don't forget to check our application timeline for everything you need to know.

I liked Keynes because it is very central and the restaurant in Keynes (Dolche Vita) is my favourite place to eat on campus. I love their chicken Caesar salad, and the outdoor seating area is a nice place to relax during breaks.

Come and see us

The Canterbury campus has excellent transport links and is easy to get to from London. Take a look at our Maps and Directions page and make sure you have a look at our Open Day information.

Get connected

Did you know we’re on social media? If you have any questions about accommodation at the University of Kent, before you arrive or at any time throughout your studies, we’re only a call or email away. You can also contact us on Twitter or Facebook.  

K-Bar has a laid-back and welcoming vibe

  K-Bar has a laid-back and welcoming vibe  

Living in Keynes Flats

If you're moving into Keynes Flats, there are a few things you should know before you arrive. It's your home for the best part of a year, so do everything you can to make the most of your time here.

Bedding sizes and information

The bed sizes in Keynes Flats vary depending on the room type. Ensure you bring the right size bedding with our handing Bedding Guide

You can bring your own bedding, or purchase a bedding pack plus other essentials at our partner site UniKitOut once you have been allocated to your room.

Housekeeping and laundry facilities

Keynes College has its own launderette with laundry facilities run by Circuit Laundry. One washing machine cycle costs £2.70 and one tumble dryer cycle costs £1.30. This can be paid via the Circuit Laundry App or a top-up card.

Our housekeeping team are on hand to provide a top-up cleaning service but you are responsible for keeping your accommodation clean. Alternatively, you can use our bookable cleaning service if you feel things are getting a bit out of hand. For any help or advice, your local Housekeeping Office is located in Room MG:05 opposite the reception in Keynes College. Email:

Support services

Each accommodation area is part of a College with Keynes being part of Keynes College

Colleges are looked after by the Student Wellbeing and Community Life Team who can offer you advice, help and support on a variety of topics on University life. They work closely with the ResLife Team, which contains dedicated ResLife Ambassadors (RLAs) who are typically returning undergraduate or postgraduate students. The ResLife Team are here to help you enjoy your time on campus and are regularly throwing events throughout the year for you and fellow residents to get involved with.     

The University also has an award-winning Student Support and Wellbeing Team that offers a range of services including emergency support, community events, counselling, support groups, accessibility and learning support and much more. 

For day to day enquiries, such as mail and parcels, receptions are located in each college. Our reception teams offer a wealth of knowledge about student accommodation and the University campus. They also provide a photocopying and general information service. See the Keynes College reception hours and contact details

ResLife Team

The ResLife Team play a big part in supporting students living on campus and arrange lots of activities throughout the year for you and your fellow Keynes College members to get involved with.

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